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"Systems and Methodologies for Condition Monitoring
of Wind Turbine Towers and Blades"
The project focusses on developing an innovative vibration and Acoustic Emission (AE) monitoring system that will allow assessment of reliability and performance of the tower and blade structures in wind turbines as well as in wind turbine rotating machinery.
The CM project is collaboration between the following organisations: The University of Newcastle, CMR UK Ltd, Applied Inspection Ltd, TBG solutions Ltd, TWI Ltd, Tata Steel Ltd and the National Renewable Energy Centre (NAREC).
This is a Research & Development Project partly funded under the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) through the National Renewable Energy Centre (NAREC).
This project is part of the 4-project programme:
“Offshore Wind Turbine Fabrication and Condition Monitoring – Knowledge Generation and Transfer to Industry”
The “Offshore Wind Turbine Fabrication and Condition Monitoring - Knowledge Generation and Transfer to Industry” comprises four activities. Three of these involve research and development relating to new technologies and the forth one is technology transfer activity to take the results of these developments, and other related developments, to individual companies:
- Novel fabrication methods for wind turbine towers.
- The development and automated application of 40 year life coatings for wind turbine structures.
- Systems and methodologies for condition monitoring of wind turbine towers and blades.
- Technology transfer